Officers recognised in New Year's Honours

29 December 2017


PC Sara Widdrington from North Yorkshire Police is one of ten Federated officers being awarded with a Queen’s Police Medal (QPM) in the New Year’s Honours list.  Sara was recognised with a Police Bravery Award in 2013 for tackling an armed robber whilst off-duty shopping with her son – she was later presented with the Daily Mirror’s Pride of Britain’s Emergency Services Award in 2014.

Fifty-five percent of QPMs this year have been given to federated officers from the rank of Police Constable to Chief Inspector.  This is an increase on previous years, with five officers receiving this recognition in 2016 and nine in 2017.

The Police Federation of England and Wales would like to see more of its members recognised – especially given the increasing demands and risks faced every day in the course of their duties protecting the public.

Calum Macleod, incoming Chair of the Police Federation of England and Wales, said:

“We extend huge congratulations to everyone who has been recognised with these prestigious honours for exemplary service and commitment.

“It is encouraging to see an increase in the number of federated officers being acknowledged.  However it is also fair to say this is only a handful of the 120,000 we represent.

“We are thankful every day for the sheer heroism and commitment shown by officers throughout the country and we will never lose sight of the sacrifices made or forget those who gave their lives to protect us.”

The Police Federation of England and Wales is calling for the appropriate recognition to be given to PC Charlie Geunigault and British Transport PC Wayne Marques who bravely responded to the recent terror attack on London Bridge.  These nominations have been acknowledged by Government and assurance has been given that they are receiving the attention they deserve.  Earlier this year PC Keith Palmer’s heroism was officially recognised with a posthumous award of the George Medal.

Mr Macleod added:  “Federation representatives throughout the country will continue to engage with forces and chief officers at national and local levels to ensure that those who go above and beyond the call of duty are given the recognition they so deserve.”

Other senior officers, chief officers, police staff and those associated with policing picked up honours including CBEs, OBEs, MBEs, and BEMs.

Of note was an OBE for retired Kent Police Inspector Joe Holness QPM for founding National Police Memorial Day, now in its 15th year.  Joe received the Queen’s Police Medal in 2008.

Of this accolade, Mr Macleod said: “Joe’s dedication, tenacity and commitment to remembering our fallen colleagues has been rightly recognised with this prestigious award.  This is very deserving and the police family owes him a great debt of gratitude.”

 

Police service award recipients

Award

Details

QPM

Queens Police Medal

Chief Constable Jeremy Graham

Cumbria Police

QPM

Chief Constable Charles Edwin Nelson Hall

Hertfordshire Police

QPM

Chief Constable Andrew David Marsh

Avon and Somerset Police

QPM

Deputy Chief Constable Matthew Jonathan Dukes

South Wales Police

QPM

Deputy Chief Constable Michelle Skeer

Cumbria Police

QPM

Chief Superintendent Richard Wood

Metropolitan Police

QPM

Superintendent Lee Porte

South Wales Police

QPM

Superintendent Matthew Wratten

British Transport Police

QPM

Detective Chief Inspector Michael Vincent Callan

Durham Police

QPM

Inspector William James Scott

North Yorkshire Police

QPM

Detective Constable Alice Barr

Surrey Police

QPM

Police Constable Matthew Hone

City of London Police

QPM

Police Constable Virginia Jupp

Sussex Police

QPM

Police Constable Paul Lockheart

Metropolitan Police

QPM

Police Constable Tina Louise Newman

Avon and Somerset Police

QPM

Police Constable Adele Owen

Greater Manchester Police

QPM

Former Police Constable Neil Tully

Metropolitan Police

QPM

Police Constable Sara Widdrington

North Yorkshire Police

KBE

Knight of the British Empire

Deputy Commissioner Craig Thomas Mackey QPM

Metropolitan Police

OBE

Officer of the Order of the British Empire

Former Inspector Joseph Holness QPM

Kent Police

OBE

 

Former Chief Inspector Norman Nathaniel Pascal

Avon and Somerset Police

OBE

Police Constable James David Gallienne

Devon and Cornwall Police

MBE

Member of the Order of the British Empire

Mrs Claire Elizabeth Batt

Defence Police Federation

MBE

Detective Constable Timothy John Bird

North Wales Police

MBE

 

Sergeant John Gallagher

North Wales Police

MBE

 

Police Constable Richard Hugh Morgan

South Wales Police

MBE

 

Former Inspector Colin Ian Angus Skeath

West Yorkshire Police

MBE

 

Police Community Support Officer Rosamund Anne Sweet

City of London Police

BEM

Medallist of the Order of the British Empire

Mrs Violet Atkinson

Northumbria Police

BEM

 

Deputy Local Policing Inspector Gareth Evans

South Wales Police

BEM

 

Special Constable Lloyd Bartle Fairey

Northamptonshire Police

BEM

Adrian Mark Jacobs

Police Liaison for Metropolitan Police

 

More information and full New Year's Honours list.